An abrupt rapping sound, as from an impact of a hard object against wood
- I heard a knock on my door.
* 2012 , Tom Lamont, How Mumford & Sons became the biggest band in the world'' (in ''The Daily Telegraph , 15 November 2012)[http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/nov/15/mumford-sons-biggest-band-world]
- He took a knock on the head.
(cricket) a batsman's innings.
- Since forming in 2007 Mumford & Sons have hard-toured their way to a vast market for throaty folk that's strong on banjo and bass drum. They have released two enormous albums. But, wow, do they take some knocks back home.
(automotive) Preignition, a type of abnormal combustion occurring in spark ignition engines caused by self-ignition or the characteristic knocking sound associated with it.
- He played a slow but sure knock of 35.
(dated) To rap one's knuckles against something, especially wood.
(dated) To strike for admittance; to rap upon, as a door.
- Knock on the door and find out if they're home.
(ambitransitive, dated) To bump or impact.
- Master, knock the door hard.
- I knocked against the table and bruised my leg.
* 1900 , L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapter 23
- I accidentally knocked my drink off the bar.
(colloquial) To denigrate, undervalue.
- "The Silver Shoes," said the Good Witch, "have wonderful powers. And one of the most curious things about them is that they can carry you to any place in the world in three steps, and each step will be made in the wink of an eye. All you have to do is to knock the heels together three times and command the shoes to carry you wherever you wish to go."
(soccer) To pass, kick a ball towards another player.
- Don't knock it until you've tried it.
, date=January 11
, author=Jonathan Stevenson
, title=West Ham 2 - 1 Birmingham
, passage=Despite enjoying more than their fair share of possession the visitors did not look like creating anything, with their lack of a killer ball painfully obvious as they harmlessly knocked
the ball around outside the home side's box without ever looking like they would hurt them. }}
* knock someone's block off
* knock someone's socks off
* knock about
* knock around
* knock down
* knock for a loop
* knock it off
* knock knock
* knock off / knockoff
* knock oneself out
* knock somebody's socks off
* knock out / knockout
* knock over
* knock up
* knocked up
* knocker up
* knocking shop
* school of hard knocks
1000 English basic words
To impact directly, especially if violent
- When a body collides with another, then momentum is conserved.
- Across this space the attraction urges them. They collide , they recoil, they oscillate.
- No longer rocking and swaying, but clashing and colliding .
, date=June 2
, author= Phil McNulty
, title=England 1-0 Belgium
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=And this friendly was not without its injury worries, with defender Gary Cahill substituted early on after a nasty, needless push by Dries Mertens that caused him to collide
with goalkeeper Joe Hart, an incident that left the Chelsea defender requiring a precautionary X-ray at Wembley.}}
To come into conflict, or be incompatible
- China collided with the modern world.